The radio-loud magnetar PSR J1622-4950

L. Levin, M. Bailes, S. D. Bates, N. D R Bhat, M. Burgay, S. Burke-Spolaor, N. D'Amico, S. Johnston, M. Keith, M. Kramer, S. Milia, A. Possenti, N. Rea, B. Stappers, W. Van Straten

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    The High Time Resolution Universe survey for pulsars and fast transients has yielded the discovery of a slow radio pulsar, PSR J1622-4950, that despite its high dispersion measure exhibited a highly variable flux density and integrated pulse profile. The pulsar shares many properties with the two previously known magnetars that emit radio pulsations, including a similarly high inferred magnetic field strength. In contrast to other magnetars, PSR J1622-4950 shows no observed variations in X-ray emission. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings|AIP Conf. Proc.
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe - Chia (Sardinia)
    Duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …

    Publication series

    NameAmerican Institute of Physics Conference Series


    ConferenceRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
    CityChia (Sardinia)
    Period1/07/11 → …


    • Magnetar
    • PSR J16224950
    • Pulsar


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